From the attention economy…. To an attention inquiry

Yesterday I discovered Tristan Harris’ Time Well Spent campaign… and its underpinnings in a powerful critique of how social media colonises our attention…. by generating addictions.

For a while my gut’s been saying similar things….. Especially around questions of being a dad to young boys growing up as smart phone technology has arrived (iPhone is ten this year; Eisean is 8 and his brother is 6).

This morning I read in brainpickings a powerful summary of Why Time Flies by Alan Burdick.

And I wonder…. Is this a moment to inquire together into our relationship with time and especially social media?

Responses welcome….